Health and Safety

Study Abroad programs organized and managed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) provide supplemental insurance to all participants. This supplemental insurance, provided by CISI (Cultural Insurance Services International), includes medical, medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, and security (political unrest/natural disaster) coverage. All students who participate in GT study abroad programs or International Academic Projects are required to have this study abroad insurance plan coverage. For more information and policy details, review the CISI Brochure & Claim Form. As this is supplemental insurance coverage, all students should retain their domestic coverage while they are abroad. 

The myCISI mobile app is an excellent way for student to view insurance cards and consulate letters, find providers abroad, view travel warnings and alerts, submit claims or check-in during an emergency. This video provides more information regarding the myCISI mobile app and checking in:

PLEASE NOTE:  GT study abroad programs do not provide other types of supplemental insurance coverage, such as theft insurance, trip cancellation insurance, etc. An optional CFAR/IFAR (Cancel For Any Reason) policy is available for students through CISI. These details have been provided by CISI regarding Worldwide Trip Protector (WTP) and Worldwide Trip Protector Plus (WTPP). (If you are interested in this policy, you must enrolled within 21 days of receiving your acceptance to your program.) The clearinghouse is an additional resource for cancellation policies and traveler insurance. 


Weather Alert

Due to winter weather concerns and out of an abundance of caution, Georgia Tech will cancel classes and close campus for Tuesday, January 29.

More information on how campus operations may be altered will be available at

​The Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness will continue monitoring conditions. Any updates or changes will be posted to the Georgia Tech website ( as well as its Facebook page ( and Twitter account ( To review the Institute’s procedures for hazardous weather, visit: